Church sponsors family expo on preparedness

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in partnership with many community organizations is sponsoring a Family Emergency Preparedness Expo on Saturday.

The expo will focus on preparing families and individuals in the event of an emergency, ranging from natural disasters to financial, health or emotional crisis. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Creative Enterprises Inc. at 795 Hi-Hope Road in Lawrenceville.

Organizations including the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department, the Gwinnett County Fire Department, Community Emergency Response Teams, Georgia Emergency Management Agency, Georgia Gwinnett College, Liberty Mutual and Boy Scout Troop 563 will provide instruction on topics such as gaining a higher education, developing 72-hour kits, designing family preparedness plans, canning, storing water, strengthening marriages, building resumes and networking.

Residents place at shooting competition

FORSYTH - Nearly 500 shooters took aim at clay targets thrown from a variety of angles, distances and speeds to compete in August in one of the premier sporting clays tournaments in the country, the 16th annual Turkey Shoot.

The Turkey Shoot was separated into two divisions - the highly competitive National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) division for professional shooters and the Hunters division for recreational shooters.

Matt Fisher, of Snellville, placed High Over All when he broke 140 clay targets in the Main Event of the NSCA Division. Fisher also placed second in the Sub Junior Event, C class of the NSCA Concurrent Division.

Will Hinton, of Dacula, placed first in the Sub Junior Event, B class of the NSCA Concurrent Division.

Phil Lewis, of Sugar Hill, placed second when he broke 34 clay targets while competing in the 28-Gauge Event, B class of the Hunter Division.

Proceeds from the 2009 Turkey Shoot benefit the National Wild Turkey Federation's Wheelin' Sportsmen, an outreach program that provides people with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors through local NWTF chapter events nationwide, such as hunting, fishing and shooting activities.

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